A BUSINESSWOMAN who feared she would lose her husband if she did not become his guarantor for a RM5mil bank loan lost him anyway after he ditched her for another woman.
He also left her deep in debt, and even worse, divorced her in January merely by declaring it via SMS, Harian Metro reported.
Adding to the humiliation, the man has taken another wife with whom he has started a new business venture.
The victim, who wanted to be known only as Sofia, 40, once owned a factory and had millions.
Ten years down the road, she is left with nothing as her assets have been frozen after she stood as a guarantor for her husband's massive loan, which the man, in his 50s, has now refused to pay.
“Although a lot of things were kept secret from me, including the combination of our safety box, I agreed to become the guarantor as I wanted to save our marriage.
“I now have nothing left except tears,” she said.
Sofia has sought the help of SukaGuam, a volunteer group providing legal aid and advice.
> A 91-year-old man foiled a burglary attempt at his home in Jalan Raja DiHilir in Ipoh by firing a shot from a pump gun that sent an armed intruder fleeing, Kosmo! reported.
The suspect, however, collapsed by the road side as he tried to make his escape from the businessman's bungalow in the 1.30am incident on Sunday.
Ipoh district police chief Asst Comm Azisman Alias told the tabloid the police found a parang which they believed belonged to the suspect, who has since been warded in the intensive care unit of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.
There were five other people in the house at the time of the incident, including the businessman's wife, 84, and their disabled son, 70.
> Air pollution from excessive vehicle smoke is set to turn Putrajaya and three places in the country into “poisonous towns”, according to a Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) study.
Also in the danger zone are Shah Alam (in Selangor), Nilai (Negri Sembilan) and Tanjung Malim (Perak), Utusan Malaysia said, quoting the report.
The study also showed that Seberang Prai (Penang), Kemaman (Terengganu) and Johor Baru had also reached a “threatening level”.
UKM environmental science programme head Assoc Prof Mohd Talib Latif said Kuala Lumpur risked critical air pollution problems by 2020.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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